Definitions

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  • n. A parasympathomimetic that acts as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. It is an organophosphate oxon and the active metabolite of parathion.

Etymologies

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para- +‎ oxon

Examples

  • The substance, known as paraoxon, was so deadly that less than one milligramme per one kilogramme of body mass was needed to kill, Immelman said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "The items ... include anthrax in cigarettes, botulinum in milk and paraoxon in whiskey -- in the Commissions 'view clearly murder weapons," the report said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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